Serendipity 3 Closes in Georgetown

The New York import withdraws from Washington.

A sign in the window of Serendipity 3.

Serendipity 3 in Georgetown has closed its doors. A tipster spotted the sign, pictured here, on the door of the New York import. A call to the eatery confirmed that the shutter is permanent.

There’s no word yet on why the home of the $1,000 “golden opulence” sundae locked its doors. Under Armour founder Kevin Plank recently bought the building that housed the sweets spot, as well as a luxurious home nearby. Rumors of the sports clothing store moving into Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, Northwest, have abounded since. We’ve reached out to the Under Armour team to find out more.

New ownership aside, Serendipity has had a bumpy ride in Washington since opening in the former Nathan’s space in 2011. Between a temporary closure due to health-code violations and a brawl between the owners, the restaurant’s tenure in Georgetown has been less than serendipitous. Stay tuned for more details.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.